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Volume & Issue no: Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2019


Zero Energy Living Water Towers (ZE-LWT): To Develop the Function and Form of Concrete Water Towers
Author Name:
Faysal Abo-Elazm
ABSTRACT A Water tower is a unique essential landmark in the urban environment. This is due to its large observed size and height. A Concrete Water tower misses the positive architectural form which develops the surrounded urban environment. It fulfills only one physical function which is supplying water to the surrounded areas. It consumed huge amount of energy in elevating water. This will be harmful to the surrounded environment and also will cost huge amounts of money. These huge buildings should acquire more than one function to compensate the money spent on its construction and maintenance. So, it is required to study how to integrate renewable energies, human activities and social life in these buildings’ design. This will be a solution to overcome the problems resulted from constructing these types of buildings. This study tries to propose a new concept “Zero Energy Living Water Towers (ZE-LWT)" to develop the Function and Form of new and existing Concrete Water Towers. This new term seeks to solve its traditional problems, adding new visual value, promoting its functions and creating more enjoyable spaces. Keywords: Water Tower, Living Buildings, Zero Energy Building, Sustainable Form and Function.
Cite this article:
Faysal Abo-Elazm , " Zero Energy Living Water Towers (ZE-LWT): To Develop the Function and Form of Concrete Water Towers" , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) , Volume 8, Issue 2, February 2019 , pp. 051-062 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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